2 Jun 2016

Nutrition Nurse Job in Kakuma, Kenya 2016

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International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Nutrition Nurse – Kakuma
Sector: Nutrition
Location: Kenya
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time

Job Purpose / Objective: To implement and monitor the nutrition project interventions aimed at contributing to improved children well being outcomes within the operation area.



Key Responsibilities


  • Participate in daily ward rounds in the SC ward with the medical team. Train the nutrition team in case detection and home-based care.
  • Mentor the nutrition assistant staff to manage patients with acute malnutrition as per protocol.
  • Train and mentor IRC staff and other key stakeholders in GMP, IYCF, MNDC, IMAM; especially the OTP and SC staff.
  • Ensure the establishment of nutrition monitoring activities and train health staff in case detection and referral system.
  • Ensure admissions and discharge of eligible beneficiaries (severe acute malnutrition cases with medical complications) in the SC:
  • Identify severely acute malnourished children with medical complication and decide the need for inpatient care.
  • Decide which patients should be admitted rapidly with an abbreviation history and examination after formal admission and the start of treatment.
  • Ensure correct treatment of severely malnourished patients as per national guidelines.
  • Ensure recording of all the necessary information on the registration book, treatment sheet, follow up card at admission and discharge for each beneficiary.
  • Ensure admission and discharge criteria implemented is correct and in accordance with standard protocol.
  • Provide health education and counselling to caregivers of children admitted in the stabilization centre..
  • Ensure that the systematic treatment and drugs are given correctly to the beneficiaries.
  • Identified patient who need to be transfer to another phase or OTP, patient with failure to respond to treatment and patients who need to be discharged.
  • Identification of absence and defaulters from stabilization center and follow up at home through volunteers network and/or NUT/CHP staff
  • stock management of drugs and feeds needed in the stabilization center
  • Collection and compilation of the daily, weekly and monthly statistics reports
Supervision and leadership
  • Directly supervise nutrition assistants in OTP/SFP programs.
  • Supervise and work in strict collaboration with the nutrition team in the screening activities of severely malnourished children.
  • Identify training gaps for the incentive staff and beneficiaries within nutrition program and communicate the same to the program manager.
Networking and coordination
  • Ensure proper communication, coordination and harmonization of tools with the different stakeholders involved in food/nutrition activities.
  • Develop and coordinate the adherence and reporting of nutrition education sessions as per developed annual plan.
  • In collaboration with the Nutrition Manager and the logistics officer follow-up food provision.
  • Create appropriate linkages and referral for nutrition activities.
  • Work closely with other health programs in spirit of integration for maximum output.
  • Attend all program implementation meetings.
Required Qualification:
  • Diploma in nursing.
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Must possess at least three (3) years’ experience in implementing nutrition related activities in a busy community set up.
  • S/He must possess ability to analyze and interpret both quantitative and qualitative programmed data.
  • Must possess excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must have cognate skills in computer appreciation.
  • MUST possess a high level of integrity and with good interpersonal skills
  • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions.
Required Experience:
  • Qualification in nursing as KRCHN
  • Addition nutrition training in CMAM/IMAM and MIYCN is an added advantage.
  • Experience in working in a stabilization center will be an added advantage.
  • Strong communication skills, oral, written and presentation.
  • Previous experience in Arid and Semi Arid Lands of Kenya
  • Previous experience working in insecure contexts
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations.
  • Strong background in humanitarian projects.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, E- mail, out look
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.
 International allowances are not available for this position.

Salary and other benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

Disclaimer: Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes. In the event that you receive any request  for payment of any sort, please get in touch with us on Tel: +(254-020) 2727730, Email: [email protected] or report to the nearest police.


How to Apply

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IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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